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Community Shred Day held in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Eastern Iowans got a chance to shred documents and get rid of old computers as part of a community shred day Saturday.

In Waterloo, Veridian Credit Union hosted the event at its Ansborough Ave. location.

It's an effort to help people keep their identities and personal information safe by shredding documents with that vital information..

Goodwill Industries was also on hand to recycle old computers including wiping hard drives to protect personal information.

"Anything with your name on it, your address on it, bank documents, old mortgage papers. Anything like that that you wouldn't want to get in the hands of just anybody. This is a great way to get rid of it because we shred on-site and then properly dispose of it," said volunteer Julie VanDaele.

The Waterloo site shredded more than 10,000 pounds of papers Saturday.

Much of that is able to be recycled and made into industrial paper products.

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